Wednesday, December 1, 2010

This Week's Top 5 Favorite 1stdibs Items: Draping

Uh oh. Holiday season is here. Can you already feel all that stress weighing you down and making you miss one of the best times of year? Relax. What's that? You need help? Well let us present to you a list of items (from today's newest listings from 1stdibs, of course) that are designed to bring instant comfort and peace. No, it's not because they are a specific color, or texture. All these items have one very important element in common: draping. Items that drape are casual, comfortable and totally stress-free.

1) Comedia Chair by Christian Germanaz
No that's not a slip cover; this fancy chair sure gives off a comforting air of casualness though. The way the fabric pools at the foot of the chair means you'll be as relaxed sitting in this chair as you would looking at it.
Price: $9,000
Dealer: Demisch Damant

2) A Paco Rabanne Plastic Covered Metal Space Saver
We're not exactly sure what this is for, but it's drape-y, and made of metal, and just seems comforting.
Price: contact dealer
Dealer: Eric Appel LLC

3) Rare & Early 19thc Chintz Mariners Compass Quilt
Though in the photograph this quilt isn't draping anything, can you imagine all the draping possibilities of this item? Over chairs, the backs of sofas,'s got tons of potential!
Price: $6,500
Dealer: East Meets West

4) Vintage Set of 10 Marilyn Monroe Photographs by Bert Stern
There's lots of draping going on in the photographs of the beautiful Marilyn Monroe, but maybe this is more exciting than relaxing? Guess it depends on how much you love Marilyn Monroe.
Price: $78,000
Dealer: Todd Alexander Romano, LLC

5) Pair of Ghost Lamps by Atelier A / Francois Arnal
So cool! So hip! So fresh! Also, kind of drape-y, and therefore relaxing!
Price: $12,000
Dealer: Demisch Denant

Don't forget to check out the rest of this week's listings from 1stdibs, where you can find more fabulous, one-of-a-kind, show-stopping pieces, as well as a number of other great items! Also: please visit our revamped Facebook page for more information about us and follow us on twitter (@swanklighting) to always be up-to-date on Swank Lighting happenings.

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